Newsday Wins Award for CA Proxy Series
March 28, 2002
Newsday yesterday was named a winner in a national business journalism
competition for its coverage of last summer's proxy fight between Computer
Associates International Inc. and Texas investor Sam Wyly.
The judges in the contest, sponsored by the Society of American Business
Editors and Writers, said Newsday's six-page package of stories, photos
and graphics on Wyly's challenge to CA "included insights and nice
writing…With this coverage as a guide, Newsday readers were set to watch
the dramatic proxy fight unfold."
Newsday won in the breaking news category for newspapers with circulations
of more than 375,000. The Washington Post was the other winner in the
category for its coverage of the reversal of the Microsoft Corp. breakup
The Wall Street Journal received a special award for its coverage of the
Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, which displaced the Journal's staff from its
offices adjacent to the World Trade Center. In handing out the first
"extraordinary achievement" award in the eight-year history of the "Best
in Business" contest, the judges said the Journal produced stories with
breadth, context and insight despite the fact that "many staff members
literally fled for their lives."
The Society of American Business Editors and Writers, headquartered at the
University of Missouri journalism school, is an association of more than
3,000 journalists in North America.
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